Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $568,576)
The applicant proposes to study involving 400 officers to examine how the differing natures of the neighborhoods in which they work may affect police officer's levels of stress and how that might manifest into negative policing outcomes. This will be accomplished through a study involving a randomized sample of 400 Detroit Police patrol officers working in varied neighborhood contexts to examine how chronic environmental stressors affect patrol offices' bio-physiological stress response, its behavioral consequences, and the work-related factors that moderate these relationships. Data on officer street-level behavior will be collected from DPD records. Survey instruments and saliva and blood samples will be used to determine officers' levels of stress. Officer's exposure to neighborhoods will be determined by correlating the time an officer spends in a particular census track with relevant data such as incident level crime data, infrastructure data, individuals living below the poverty line in that census track, etc.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).CA/NCF